Progress Report

December 2014 Highlights

By the Numbers

3

Instruction sessions taught by in the Undergraduate and Community Services department

6

Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative proposals were awarded totaling $27,000

63

Items added to the K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)

168

Items repaired and returned to the collections

336

Meetings and events were hosted by Hale Library

1,081

Questions answered by Hale Library Help

1,536

Items borrowed by Interlibrary Services

8,240

Papers downloaded from New Prairie Press  

15,655

Items checked out, returned, or renewed

88,383

People came through the Hale Library the 2nd floor gates

Selected Accomplishments 

Jane Schillie, special collections curator, assisted Sarah Hoyt, writer/editor, on an article featuring the Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibit, Flint Hills Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University 1917–1963.

Jason Reed, Mike Haddock, and Dave Allen hosted Professor Stephen Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute, on a visit to Special Collections as part of a continuing discussion about developing a Biosecurity collecting area that would include the papers of individuals significant in the history of Biosecurity and Biodefense including cold war bioweapons programs.                                                                                             

Marcia Stockham, Beth Turtle, Regina Beard, and Lori Goetsch visited with Chuck Myers, director of the University Press of Kansas, about possible cooperative ventures.

Char Simser, Regina Beard, and Dave Allen collaborated on a project to create an e-book version of Tony Crawford’s K-State Keepsakes series, originally posted on K-State Libraries’ blog, Talking in the Library. The e-book is to be a gift from Tony’s colleagues in honor of his retirement.

Cliff Hight presented “150 Years with Photos and Stories, Generations of Success: K-State History, 1863–2013” at the Flint Hills Discovery Center as part of public programming associated with the Flint Hills Forces II exhibit. Also, Hight presented “Web Archiving at K-State: Archive-It” at the university web editors meeting.

Daryl Youngman coordinated and presented at a K-State/Ft. Riley Regionally Aligned Force/Africa seminar providing cultural and information resources training for 30 soldier students preparing to deploy Gabon.

Livia Olsen and Ellen Urton were appointed by the Dean of Libraries to the University’s honor council. 

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Last updated: 02/19/2015